The smell of cooking apples is one of my favorites for fall. Ken stopped at his cousin’s to pick up apples. Yesterday with all our other things we made applesauce.
My recipe is simple. Buy MacIntosh apples because they are the best. Cut them up – leave in seeds, skins and just slice them up into big chunks. Place them in a pan – with either a bit of water (to prevent burning) or Mott’s applejuice. This is just a couple tablespoons. Cook until they are mush. Put through the sieve. Put in half pint jars. Put in a water bath for about eight minutes.
We did one batch this way. The second batch we added red hots to. Both turned out beautifully. When the applesauce was hot, I had some over vanilla ice cream. It was delicious!
Ken kept one of the jars from the water bath because the two pans we have hold seven jars each. The left over applesauce got made into applesauce muffins today. I think they will be scrumptious.
Fall has come and with it one of my favorite activities – making applesauce.